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New format for Techtextil Symposium 2017

In addition to the proven lecture format, discussions and workshops will facilitate an active exchange of ideas for the first time.

19th September 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Frankfurt

Sustainable, Clothing/​Footwear, Transport/​Aerospace, Medical/Hygiene, Protective, Sports/​Outdoor, Interiors, Construction, Civil Engineering, Industrial, Packaging, Agriculture

At the 19th edition of the Techtextil Symposium, which is held concurrently with the two leading international trade fairs, Techtextil and Texprocess, renowned experts will present the latest research results, as well as new products and applications.

Techtextil Symposium 2017 is an informative and visionary expert forum revolving around the subjects of technical textiles, functional garment fabrics and their multifarious applications, which will take place from 9-12 May in Frankfurt, Germany.

In addition to the proven lecture format, discussions and workshops will facilitate an active exchange of ideas for the first time. Experts interested in making a contribution are invited to subject proposals for the individual formats until 7 November 2016.

New perspectives

“Each area of application has specific requirements with regard to the properties and production of technical textiles. At the same time, textiles are the key to new solutions in fields such as architecture, medicine and safety,” said Michael Jänecke, Director, Technical Textiles & Textile Processing Brand Management.

“The symposium permits an interactive debate about current problems and innovative visions of the future, and opens up new perspectives for participants.”

Themes and formats

The focus of Techtextil Symposiums 2017 will be on new developments, trends and potential areas of application for technical textiles and nonwovens whereby emphasis will be given to both processing and new products.

Julio Cardoso, European Commission. © Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Thomas Fedra

Special themes include apparel textiles, including smart textiles and wearables, printing technologies, such as 3D and digital printing, and the internet of things with regard to textile machines and sustainability. The thematic blocks are:

  • Apparel textile / wearables
  • 3D printing / digital printing / printed textiles
  • Bio materials / bio-degradable materials / sustainability
  • Challenges and expectations of the sector from the user perspective
  • New materials / textiles
  • New technologies
  • New applications
  • Internet of things with regard to textile machines
  • Modern marketing tools for launching products onto the market

Lectures, workshops or discussions will be held depending on the theme. The lectures will be selected by the experts of the international Programme Committee.

Texprocess and Techtextil

Texprocess, a leading international trade fair for processing textile and flexible materials, will be held concurrently with Techtextil for the third time from 9-12 May 2017.

In 2015, Texprocess and Techtextil attracted 1,662 exhibitors from 54 countries and around 42,000 trade visitors from 116 nations. At Techtextil 2015, 34,000 trade visitors saw the new products being shown by 1,389 exhibitors.

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